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Fog Island

1945

Leo, a former convict, is living in seclusion on an island with his step-daughter, the daughter of his late wife. Leo was framed by a group of former business associates, and he also suspects that one of them killed his wife. He has invited the group to his island, tempting them by hinting about a hidden fortune, and he has installed a number of traps and secret passages in his home. He is aided in his efforts by a former cell-mate who holds a grudge against the same persons. When everyone arrives, the atmosphere of mutual suspicion and the thick fog that covers the island promise a tense and hazardous weekend for everyone.


Fog Island is a 1945 American mystery-suspense film directed by Terry O. Morse. The film stars B movie horror film regulars George Zucco and Lionel Atwill. It was based on the 1937 play Angel Island by Bernadine "Bernie" Angus.

Plot summary

A recent ex convict named Leo Grainer (so-called in the credits, but in fact erred to as Grainger throughout) lives secluded on Fog Island with the daughter of his murdered wife. Seeking to learn who murdered her, and to exact revenge on those who framed him and destroyed his business, he invites his former associates to his creepy island mansion on the pretext he may share a hidden fortune with them.
Prior to their arrival he rigs the mansion with secret passages and a trap. Then, once his guests arrive, he gives each a clue, including his step daughter and butler. This successfully pits everyone against the others and plays on their greed. What then transpires is conflict, revealed mysteries, sudden death, and an unlikely resolution.

Cast

  • George Zucco as Leo Grainer
  • Lionel Atwill as Alec Ritchfield
  • Jerome Cowan as Kavanaugh
  • Sharon Douglas as Gail
  • Veda Ann Borg as Sylvia
  • John Whitney (actor) as Jeff
  • Jacqueline deWit as Emiline Bronson
  • Ian Keith as Dr. Lake
  • George Lloyd (actor) as Allerton - Butler

Soundtrack

  • Sharon Douglas and Karl Hajos - "Liebestraum (Love's Dream)" by Franz Liszt


  • Category:1945 films
    Category:1940s horror films
    Category:American mystery films
    Category:English-language films
    Category:Black-and-white films
    Category:Producers Releasing Corporation films
    Category:Films based on plays
    Category:Suspense films

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    Terry Morse
    rights: 
    Public Domain

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